255. Ruins

When a nation is involved in the worship of wealth, then it suffers dishonour and shame and ends up ruined. The earth has proof of these things. The owners of castles and the rulers of large kingdoms and magnificent palaces are now scattered in different places as ruins. God says: "Why don't these people see by journeying around the earth what happened to previous nations. Those former people were stronger in their civilization and cities and stronger in power than present people. Yet God seized them in punishment for their sins and there was no one who could save them.




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.